speculative prose

Issue 10 (Governments)

Issue 10 (Spring 2016) proves that “Governments” aren’t all red tape and dry bureaucracy, but rather the links between all bodies, all wits, and the contexts for human passions.

Issue 10 cover

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Table of Contents


Wax Names, by Evelyn Deshane

The Problem with Thunderstorms, by Dennis Mombauer

A Million Future Days, by Charles Payseur

Tiny Guns, by Steven Earnshaw

On the Occasion of the Treaty of the Thousand Rivers,  A Visit to the Gallery, by Wren Wallis

The Transfigured Knight, by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

The Automatic Prime Ministers, by Kate Heartfield


Likhain (cover illustration) is a queer Filipina artist who tells stories through calligraphy and ink, watercolour, and poems. Her written work as M Sereno has appeared in Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit, Stone Telling, and Interfictions, and she has the happy honour of having previously illustrated for Lackington’s as well as creating the ebook cover for Zen Cho’s Spirits Abroad. She lives in regional Australia with her partner and two ridiculous Pomeranians, and spends her nights dreaming in the Philippines. Follow her on Twitter at @likhain.

Many thanks to the talented artists who drew interior art for this issue: Carrion House, Luna Lynch, Stacy Nguyen, Pear Nuallak, Cesar Valtierra, Richard Wagner, and Kat Weaver.

ISSN: 2292-5775

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